55th European Team Championships
11th National Women’s Pairs Championships
9th National Seniors’ Pairs Championships

Madeira, Portugal • 12 - 22 June 2022


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Systems: Open - Women -Seniors - Mixed

 • Venues

Open and Mixed Teams will be played in the Casino da Madeira, Av.do Infante, 9004-513 Funchal
Women’s & Seniors’ Pairs and Teams will be played in the Savoy Palace Hotel, Av. do Infante 25, 9004-542 Funchal

 • Format

The 55th European National Team Championships consist of four Series: Open (11 days), Women’s, Seniors’ and Mixed (all 7 days).
All four Championships will be played as a single complete round robin. The number of boards played in each match will be determined and published when the number of participants is known.

The schedule of matches for the championships is the following: Open - Women - Seniors - Mixed

The 11th European Women’s Pairs Championship and the 9th European Seniors’ Pairs Championship are National Pairs competitions.
It is anticipated that each Pairs Championship will consist of two stages: a Qualifying Stage, and a Final Stage (Final A and Final B). However, should the number of participants permit, there will be a one stage all-play-all (Endless Howell) competition. Details of the competitions may be changed according to the final registration of participants.

 • Programme

Event Provisional Schedule
Open Teams registration Women & Seniors Pairs registration Saturday 11th June
Open Teams Captains meeting Saturday 11th June
Women's & Seniors' National Pairs Sunday 12th to Wednesday 15th June
Open Teams round-robin Sunday 12th to Wednesday 22nd June
Women's/Seniors'/Mixed Teams registration Wednesday 15th June
Women's/Seniors'/Mixed Captains meeting Wednesday 15th June
Opening Ceremony (all series) Wednesday 15th June at 19:00
Women's/Seniors'/Mixed Teams round-robin Thursday 16th to Wednesday 22nd June
Prize-Giving & Closing Ceremony Wednesday 22nd June at 19:30

The full programme is here.

 • Conditions of Contest

Attention is drawn to the Competitor's Commitment Form that must be signed by each participant, unless they have already done so at a previous EBL/WBF event. Details and a copy of the form can be found in the links below.

In reference to article 9 of the Supplemental Conditions of Contest all participants and staff must have completed a Covid-19 vaccination regimen in order to enter the championship venues.

 • Entries - Registration

Entries to the team events should be submitted electronically via the EBL Website (not by email) latest by the 10th of April, 2022. Payment of Entry Fees (see below) should be done latest by the 17th of April 2022. Player names should be registered latest by the 12th of May 2022 and all System Cards should be submitted latest by the 19th of May 2022, to anna@ecats.co.uk.

Entries to the Pairs Events should be submitted electronically via the EBL website (not by email) latest by the 29th of May 2022, and the entry fees should be paid latest by 29th of May 2022.

Each EBL member NBO is authorised to enter one Team in each of the Team Series. Each EBL member NBO is authorised to enter multiple Pairs in each of the Pairs Series.

NBOs must have paid the entry fee and be up to date with the payment of the annual dues to the EBL before they can participate in the Championships. Each participant must play against all other participants which they are scheduled to meet. Entry and subsequent refusal to play may result in disqualification, as well as possible further sanctions against the NBO in question.

Every participant must, along with other criteria, satisfy the EBL Eligibility rules and be accepted for invitation by the EBL Credentials Committee.

To participate in the Seniors' series a player must have been born in 1959 or earlier.

 • Entry Fees

Event Entry fees

Open Teams (per team) € 3500
Women's/Seniors'/Mixed Teams (per team) € 2500
Women's/Seniors' Pairs (per pair) € 300

A discount will be given to NBOs that did not participate in either of the last two EBL Team Championships held in Budapest 2016 and Ostend 2018. This discount applies separately for each Series. Such discounted Fees are € 1,750 for the Open Teams and € 1,250 for the Women & Senior Teams.

Entry Fees shall be paid by bank transfer to:

Credit Suisse AG
Rue de Lion d'Or 5-7
CH-1002 Lausanne-Switzerland
IBAN: CH88 0483 5135 2558 8200 0

Important Note:

The payment instructions must include, as reference, the Registration Code you received by email when the registration was accepted. If you do not have that code you must state as reference the NBO name and Series (for Teams) respectively both player’s names (for Pairs). N.B.: If a payment is a lumpsum including fees for several Series/Pairs, all separate Registration Codes must be mentioned.

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